Lesson Plan: Representing Small Values of Physical Quantities Physics

This lesson plan includes the objectives, prerequisites, and exclusions of the lesson teaching students how to use scientific notation and unit prefixes to divide values of physical quantities by various powers of ten.


Students will be able to

  • learn unit prefixes and their symbols corresponding to division by factors of 10, 10, 10, 10, and 10,
  • convert between scientific notation and decimal form values that are less than 1.


Students should already be familiar with

  • scientific notation.


Students will not cover

  • arithmetic using scientific notation.

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